Accurately Defining Evil Prepares the Mindset Morally for Self Defense

So how do you fight evil without becoming evil?

Like our forefathers, we simply can not ignore our need for help to come from Almighty God. So for comfort and strategy, I take you to Psalm 23.

Psalm 23 New International Version (NIV)

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

There is nothing more powerful that an individual who can visualize the big picture through the eyes of the Beholder and constrain himself in peaceful fortitude and obedience to God.

When I was a child, I thought my greatest enemy was someone apart from me I believed didn’t like me.  Later I learned to cling to His rod because when He corrects and I agree I did wrong and need forgiveness, I am cleansed and restored immediately.  And His staff reminds me I am never alone because His presence is always right beside me.

Now imagine yourself facing an adversary controlling your fear so that you are able to think clearly in the moment because God is helping you and changing your enemy’s plan to annihilate you into a victory “calm”.  Stick with God and you’ll know when it’s time for more training and preparedness to overcome evil.

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